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Symposium for Korean Art Curators Held in New York

Date 2016-10-05 Event period 2016-09-30 ~ 2016-10-01 Read 711
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Symposium for Korean Art Curators Held in New York / * Dates: September 30-October 1, 2016  * Venue: Korea Society and Korean art galleries in New York, U.S. * Theme: Challenges in Presenting Korean Arts and Culture at Museums in the U.S.
한국미술 큐레이터 심포지엄 개최
The Korea Foundation and the Korea Society co-organized an international symposium under the theme of "Challenges in Presenting Korean Arts and Culture at Museums in the U.S." in New York on September 30 and October 1, 2016.
한국미술 큐레이터 심포지엄 개최
The symposium was attended by about 30 curators of Korean and Asian arts at leading museums and art galleries across the United States, including Keith Wilson from the Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution, Lee Soyoung from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Kim Hyun-jung from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Joan Cummins from the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and Ji Yun-su (지연수) from the USC Pacific Asia Museum.
한국미술 큐레이터 심포지엄 개최
The symposium began on Friday, September 30 with the opening ceremony followed by a keynote speech by Kim Youngna, Professor Emerita of Seoul National University and former Director of the National Museum of Korea. She spoke on exhibition and education programs at Korean art galleries outside of Korea.

Then followed the first session on "Acquisition: Sustainable Korean Arts," and the second session on "Exhibition and Education: Creative Ways to Promote Korean Arts." The experts on Korean and Asian arts from all around the United States made presentations and had discussion on each topic.

In order to promote Korean arts in the United States, the symposium participants examined new trends in art market, discussed ways to build networks among curators, and also visited Korean art galleries in New York area.
한국미술 큐레이터 심포지엄 개최
The Korea Foundation has hosted the Workshop for Korean Art Curators in Korea annually since 1999 to enhance overseas Korean art curators' understanding about Korean artifacts and culture.

The symposium aimed at re-examining the significance of and seeking new directions for the Foundation's Workshop for Korean Art Curators which had been held 17 times in total so far. Especially, it was meaningful to hold the symposium in the United States which houses the second-largest number of Korean artifacts outside of Korea, next to Japan, and has relatively many Korean collections at museums. The symposium also served as an occasion to find out changes in American art market environment and trends of Korean arts, and anticipate the direction of future development of Korean arts.

Fri., Sept. 30
09:10-09:15 Welcoming Remarks/Congratulatory Remarks
-Yoon Keum-jin, Executive Vice President, Korea Foundation
-Thomas Byrne, President, Korea Society
09:15-10:00 Keynote Speech: Kim Youngna (Seoul National University)
10:00-12:00 Session 1: Acquisition - Sustainable Korean Arts
-Moderated by Lee Soyoung (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
-Presentation 1: Joan Cummins (Brooklyn Museum)
-Presentation 2: McCormick Im Sooa (Cleveland Museum of Art)
-Presentation 3: Daisy Yiyou Wang (Peabody Essex Museum)
14:00-16:00 Session 2: Exhibition & Education - Creative Ways to Promote Korean Arts
-Moderated by Keith Wilson (Freer & Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution)
-Presentation 1: Kim Han Hyuojung (Asian Art Museum of San Francisco)
-Presentation 2: Woo Souyeon (National Museum of Korea)
-Presentation 3: Anne Rose Kitagawa (Jordan Schnitzer Museum, University of Oregon)
-Presentation 4: Tom Vick (Freer & Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution)
16:20-17:30 Group Discussion
- Working Group 1: Acquisition
- Working Group 2: Exhibition & Education
Wrap-up Meeting
17:30-18:00 Visit to exhibition MA:T
10:00-11:30 Visit to exhibition on Chaekgeori curated and tour guided by Chung Byung-mo and Professor Kim Sung-rim
15:00-16:30 Visit to Korean art gallery at Metropolitan Museum of Art
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